NBP's Boston Marathon runners raise funds to support our Braille Literacy Programs, which exist to ensure that blind and visually impaired children are given an equal chance at experiencing literacy. Braille materials cost 3 times more to produce, but our runners are helping National Braille Press make sure that blind children and their families don't have to pay more for the same information available in print. We're thrilled to be a part of the John Hancock Non-Profit Program for our seventh year!
These programs are an essential tool for blind children and their parents, and include the ReadBooks! bags filled with braille introductory materials that are freely distributed to more than 1,000 families every year; our Children's Braille Book Club, which gives sighted and blind children and parents the opprotunity to read books together with the production of books in a print-braille format; and our Great Expectations program, which brings picture books to life for blind kids and introduces kids to reading illustrations and tactile graphics.